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Feb 27, 2013 10:00pm PST
of warmer weather; the life of pianist van cliburn and honoring civil rights pioneer rosa parks. but first, with the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: housing is heating up and it's taking wall street with it. the national association of realtors reported today that january contracts for home sales hit the highest level in more than two years. the stock market reacted with a sharp rally. the dow jones industrial average gained 175 points to close at 14,075. it's up nearly 300 points in two days. the nasdaq rose 32 points today to close at 3,162. the latest nuclear negotiations with iran ended today with talk of concessions byhe west and an upbeat appraisalrom tehran. margaret warner has our report. >> warner: the two days of talks, in almaty, kazakhstan, ended with no breakthrough only an agreement for more talks in march and april. but there was something new: the u.s. and five negotiating partners reportedly offered to ease some economic sanctions. iran's principal negotiator, saeed jalili, called it a turning point. >> ( translated ): some of the issues in
Feb 27, 2013 5:30pm PST
pianist van cliburn, who died today at age 78. >> brown: and we close with a sampling from today's ceremony unveiling a statue of civil rights pioneer rosa parks in the u.s. capitol. >> she lived a life of activism but also a life of dignity and grace. and in a single moment with the simplest of gestures she helped change america and change the world. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> support also comes from >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the nine justices of the u.s. supreme court pondered a central piece of civil rights legislation today. at issue: whether it's still needed, 48 years after it first became law. >> we are not there yet! >> brown: georgia congressman and civil rights leader john lewis was one of many who rallied outside the court this morning for the voting rights act. they were
Feb 27, 2013 5:30pm PST
. ♪ >>> his name was van cliburn and became an overnight sensation when he won a piano competition in moscow in 1958, back when such a thing could create an overnight sensation. a 23-year-old kid from texas who entered the tchaikovsky international competition at the height of the cold war and he won first place. it earned him a ticker tape parade in new york city. the juilliard graduate became a global celebrity. while he remained private and shy, he retired from the concert stage at the age of 44. the great van cliburn died today in the home of ft. worth, his home of many years. he was 78 years old. >>> hostess brands, which is liquidating its business in bankruptcy after 82 years has found a buyer for at least one of its main products tonight, wonder bread will be back on shelves sometime soon after flowers foods, the company behind nature's own and tasty cakes starts up the line. they won it at auction. now, the twinkie brand goes up for auction next month. >>> there is apparently a lot of wagering on sports in this country. a lot of it surrounding the ncaa march madness playoffs. and so
Feb 27, 2013 5:30pm PST
newsroom. mark, thanks very much. the world-renowned pianist van cliburn who started playing the piano at the age of three died today at his home in fort worth. the cause was bone cancer. van cliburn became a superstar as a 23-year-old from fort worth, texas, when he won the 1958 international tchaikovsky competition in moscow. it was also unexpected the soviet judges went to the soviet premiere for approval to award him the prize. and he was honored back home with a ticker tape parade. cliburn was treated like a rock star with sold out concerts and when "60 minutes" turned 25, he help us celebrate. in 1987, cliburn performed at the white house for the last soviet leader mikhail gorbachev and he got a bear hug. his last appearance was in september. >> i love you all from the bottom of my heart forever. ( applause ) >> reporter: van cliburn was 78. a great spirit. there is a new sign of progress in the fight against obesity. we'll have the story behind this picture of the day. and on the eve of his retirement, the pope speaks about the difficult moments that he has faced when the "cbs e
Feb 27, 2013 5:30pm PST
slayer was van cliburn, 1958, height of the cold war. the lanky 23-year-old from texas took the stage in the moscow international tchaikovsky competition. ♪ he was so gifted, he received an eight-minute standing ovation and the gold medal, defeating the russians. returned a conquering hero, 100,000 people lined the streets for a ticker tape parade. and "time" magazine declared him the texan who conquered russia. van cliburn has died at the age of 78. >>> and coming up next on "world news," an exact replica of the "titanic," about to sail again. how much will a ticket cost? and would you buy one? how did i know? well, i didn't really. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number -- not just me. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% (testosterone gel). the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy, increases te
Feb 28, 2013 4:00am PST
, washington. >>> world renowned pianist van cliburn has died. ♪ the american became a superstar after winning a piano competition in moscow in 1958. during his long storied career, he played sold out concerts and was the first classical musician to sell more than a million records. van cliburn died wednesday after fighting bone cancer. he was 78 years old. >>> now coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a live report from van can city as phone benedict steps down. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ hungry for the best? it's eb. want to give your family the very best in taste, freshness and nutrition? it's eb. eggland's best. better taste. better nutrition. better eggs. it's eb. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette you celebrate a little win. nicorette gum helps calm your cravings and makes you less irritable. quit one cigarette at a time. maybe today you'll run some errands maybe another headache will get in the way. if you have migraines with 15 or more headache days a month, you're living a mayb
Feb 27, 2013 7:00pm PST
. she was the first woman to be honored with a statue. >>> van cliburn is being remembered for 1 of the best pianosts. he rose to fame when he won the first international tchaikovkyy competition. he was 78 years old. >>> after a dramatic procedure at the children's hospital, 10-year-old mary was born with her left leg shorter than her right. starting last may, the 4th grader began wearing an apparatus, growing her leg 3 inches. doctors say she'll need no further surgery, and by the time she's 16, he legs will be even. >>> a new policy has some parents concerned about a contagious parasite. joseph tells us parents think they're being kept out of the loop. >> reporter: they run around and huddle together. parents worry about lice. >> i grew up in an area when we were sent home. >> the school district just instituted new lice procedures. >> if we discover lice on the kids we will notify parents to begin treatment at the end of school day. >> you will not find out if a student lice and that child will no longer be kept home. >> i'm sorry, it's going to be transmitted there. >> this w
Feb 27, 2013 2:30pm PST
an encore look at a profile of master pianist van cliburn, who died today at age 78. >> brown: and we close with a sampling from today's ceremony unveiling a statue of civil rights pioneer rosa parks in the u.s. capitol. >> she lived a life of activism but also a life of dignity and grace. and in a single moment with the simplest of gestures she helped change america and change the world. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour."
Feb 27, 2013 10:00am PST
of an american musician. ♪ "time" magazine calling van cliburn the texan who concurred russia. he became an international star, made the first-class cal record to go platinum. van cliburn suffered from bone cancer. he was 78 years old. looking forw smartphone. let's go. we've got a samsung galaxy sii on t-mobile monthly4g for only $299 with no annual contract. nice! [ earl ] see for yourself. get the samsung galaxy s ii on t-mobile's nationwide 4g network. walmart. [ man ] on in 5! [ female announcer ] it works as hard as you do... to outlast your day. [ man ] action! wow! [ female announcer ] secret outlast clear gel is better than the next leading invisible solid on white marks. secret outlast clear gel. >>> the new ceo at yahoo! ending the decision to work from home. cnn talked to one of those mothers. >> reporter: a new mom approximately polled alyssa meyer last year. >> i was able to get a john when i was seven months pregnant and continue working right to the moment i gave birth. >> reporter: but she desperately disagrees with the yahoo!'s latest move to put an end to its flexible
Feb 28, 2013 10:00am PST
but twice. that's the extraordinary legacy as well as the musical legacy of the piano prodigy van cliburn. he took moscow by storm in 1958. this only months after the russians had beaten the pants off of america launching sputnik, the first satellite in to space. when he won the piano competition, it was a huge boost for american morale. ♪ he beat them at their own game, playing rush why's most famous composer and returned home, given a ticker tape parade up broadway. just think of it. and then three decades later, the reclusive pianist played at the white house for the last soviet leader and his wife. at their first state dinner at the white house. the summit had not been going well but he had an answer. he performed one of the famous folk songs. i was there covering it all for nbc news. and you could feel the ice of the cold war melting at that very moment. all orchestrated, of course, by nancy reagan and knew how to do these things. they responded and the rest as they say is history. van cliburn died after a long struggle with bone cancer. he was 78. i'm phyllis, and i have diabetic
Feb 22, 2013 6:00am EST
was and everybody has come in. and so you have the splendor of the u.s. government -- it reminds me of a van cliburn concert. the guy looks great, he's the tails, he can play the whole keyboard, but at the end, it's been -- you haven't necessarily settled on what needed to be done most. and the u.s. cannot afford to be van cliburn in these cases. we have to be much more focused, much more targeted. and it start with joint independent analysis that comes together and basically settles one some priorities. i happen to think that in most of these places, there usually are two or three things that you better get right or you're not going to make much progress. but if we come in and try to do 25 things, and we have pages of strategies, it's unlikely that we're going to be as well-focused as we could be. the second thing that i would like to suggest when inside of countries, is that i think we need to look much more aggressively for what we're calling silent majorities. these are the people -- vast majorities of people in almost every case that we're working in want change. they don't like the existing re
Feb 20, 2013 10:00am EST
to be done. the u.s. cannot afford to be the van cliburn in these cases. we need to settle on some priorities after some analysis. in most of these places, there are two or three things you had better get right or you will not make much progress. if we try to come in and do 25 things, it is unlikely that we will be as focused as we could be. the second thing i would like to suggest is that i think we need to look much more aggressively for what we are calling the silence majorities. these are the people, the vast majority that wants change. they don't like the existing regime and they don't like the predictable opposition. they are nervous about raising their voices and get involved in the political process. in many cases, they are a political. generally, you can find large examples of them in women and youth and other populations that are underserved and are eager to have a greater influence. the business community falls in that as well. for the third point is that we need to go local at the very front end. it is clearly -- in every country we are working on, we find local initiatives that a
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